At Onslow St Audrey’s every student has the right to learn and achieve, every teacher has the right to teach. All students have a responsibility to ensure learning is not disrupted.
As with any large community, a code of behaviour is needed and at Onslow St Audrey’s we value the respect between our staff and students.
On admission to our school community all students will be asked to sign the Student Code of Conduct, which is annually reviewed by the school parliament.
At Onslow St Audrey’s School we believe in celebrating and rewarding success, endeavour and achievement. The school provides many opportunities for rewarding hard work and effort. As well as praise and a positive system for assessing work, the school has an electronic reward system which records good work and positive contributions to the school community.
Consequences will be applied where considered necessary. These are also recorded on the electronic system and the severity of the sanction will depend on the severity of the behaviour.
Both the rewards and consequence points can be monitored by parents/carers via ePortal.
Monitoring and Recording of Misbehaviour
Clear, non‐emotive records of incidents of misbehaviour are essential and all staff complete these. Statements are taken from students when an issue is reported and appropriate action taken based on all available information. The school will work on a “balance of probability” when coming to conclusions. These form an important basis for review meetings with parents, students, teachers, governors and external colleagues.
A student can be placed on report. Students will be expected to achieve either a 4 (Good AtL) or a 5 (Outstanding AtL) for each lesson. At the end of each day the student MUST report back to their Year Manager to discuss their report. Any lessons below 4 will be discussed then during a 20 minute to 1 hour reflection period. Failure to collect/return the report will result in a period in Inclusion.
Fixed term exclusions from the school – These will be used to deal with serious cases of misconduct. The Headteacher will determine the appropriate level of exclusion depending on the severity of the behaviour.
Permanent exclusion from school – This procedure is carried out by the Headteacher and through the appropriate Governors’ panel, in accordance with DCSF and Hertfordshire County Council guidance, for repeated serious misconduct or possibly for one‐off misconduct of exceptional seriousness.
The school will endeavour to work with parents and outside agencies to balance the use of sanctions with support strategies for students where appropriate. This may include a Pastoral Support Programme where repeated misdemeanours have placed a student in danger of permanent exclusion from school.